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Front view of Intel Xeon E5 2697 v2

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Significantly higher clock speed 2.7 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz vs 2.57 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.42 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3

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Lower typical power consumption 97.5W vs 105.63W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date a year later
Lower annual commercial energy cost 105.12 $/year vs 113.88 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 28.91 $/year vs 31.32 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon E5 2697 v2 vs E5-2680 v3

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon E5 2697 v2
2,320,000 MB/s
Xeon E5-2680 v3
2,640,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon E5 2697 v2  vs
E5-2680 v3 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 2.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Dodeca core Duodeca core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 120W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 28.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 105.12 $/year
Performance per watt 9.11 pt/W 12.03 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 97.5W

bus

Architecture QPI QPI
Number of links 2 2
Data rate 64,000 MB/s 76,800 MB/s
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 9,600 MT/s
Clock speed 4,000 MHz 4,800 MHz

details

Xeon E5 2697 v2  vs
E5-2680 v3 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 24 24
L3 cache 30 MB 30 MB
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 2 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 86°C Unknown - 84.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.11 GHz 2.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.42 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.11 GHz 2.57 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC Yes Yes
Maximum bandwidth 59,733.32 MB/s 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 786,432 MB 786,432 MB
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